Iran: US-israel Nuclear Cooperation Violating NPT
“The deployment of nuclear weapons by the United States in Europe under the umbrella provided by NATO, and helping the Zionist regime with nuclear arms production and tests, and nuclear assistance to governments outside the NPT are in clear violation of the treaty,” Najafi warned.
Najafi made the remarks addressing the second session of three planned sessions of Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which started on April 23 and will end on May 4, 2018 at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
The Iranian ambassador underlined that annihilation is the only way to prevent the proliferation of the nuclear weapons completely, while nuclear countries continue to maintain and enhance their nuclear weapons in violation of their obligations under the NPT.
Najafi underlined the full adherence of the Islamic Republic of Iran to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and said that as long as nuclear weapons exist, the risk of proliferation of these weapons, whether through transfer to other countries or through the promotion and production of them by the countries who possess them exists.
In relevant remarks in April, Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou stressed that the Tel Aviv regime’s warlike policies are hampering efforts to denuclearize the Middle East, and called on the international bodies to force Israel join the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
“Forcing Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty and putting all of its nuclear activities and facilities under the safeguard of the International Atomic Energy Agency must be one of the commission’s main recommendations,” Khoshrou said, addressing the UN disarmament committee in New York.
He further called for an increase in international action aimed at protecting global peace and security in the face of the nuclear arms race.